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Another RVK newscast from the volcano ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCaXTibBMOQ

... the editor says he'd put is money on the volcano taking out the retaining wall. :icon_lol: :::cheers:::
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The primary crater is now tall enough where it can be seen from Reykjavik ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qBUw0a1Y5A
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On a side note: volcanic activity is generally inversely correlated with sun activity: lower in periods of prolonged maxima of solar activity and higher in periods of prolonged solar minima. Since 2019/2020, we have entered such a period of prolonged solar minima, which some believe may last until 2050.
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Yep, and sounds like this one in the Congo is effecting a whole city of 2 million people, and here is the only video I've seen so far ... 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_lonWDFB4k
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IN the last two days the lava flow in Iceland has approached the eastern wall ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2TTcCRuAwI

... and then breached the eastern wall ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM-Jer3wwVM
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And then the lava flow moves into the valley below ... the avalanche of lava here is the fastest I've seen ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jUpmD53gb0

... amazing, stunning ... clearly the man-made earthen retaining wall on the eastern end of the higher valley has not been a success.
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Here is the lava before the eastern wall is breached, but getting close to doing it ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cinisc0bVvU
« Last Edit: May 23, 2021, 12:56:02 PM by GamesPoet »
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Shortly after the breaching of the eastern retaining wall ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnoIx5EV_qA
« Last Edit: May 23, 2021, 12:56:20 PM by GamesPoet »
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And here is what the valley looks like where the lava is now approaching the parking lot and the coastal road this morning ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG2cDRvRsAo

.. it won't belong now before the lava flow reaches the ocean.  The retaining walls worked for a short time, although not enough.

Suspect the Icelanders are disappointed, and my empathy for the situation is present.
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More info on the volcano in the Congo that exploded over night, and a discussion of the speed of the lava flow, and the recent history of this crater ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIcApD61JbU
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Apparently the eruption in the Congo has stopped for the moment, although 15 folks have lost their lives and many houses and proprerty has been destroyed.

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In Iceland ... the western retaining wall is also about to be breached ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkgBJExDFcM

 ... and evidently scientists are saying that the lava will probably reach the parking lot and ocean in the next week or two ... this next video shows drone footage taken from one end of the valley where the retaining walls were built, and then pans out over the break in the eastern wall, and then out over the perhaps 100 meter fall of lava to the next valley further below that leads to the parking lot ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmjDtMDbjuQ
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Here is quite the camera view now from the top of a ridge looking out over the valley where the two walls were built to the lower right and the upper left, with the volcanic crater in the upper right ...

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA-9QzIcr3c
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A new report on the current situation with the volcano in Iceland, and some good footage of the lava stream running towards the valley before it will eventually reach the ocean ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG3LtMexwiY
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An interesting 1:18 video of recent volcanic activity progression over time in Iceland ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzsoFukvMq4
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Another view of the evolving lava spread ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjpDb-dU_tI
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An interesting development ... no lava is currently flowing today into the valley where it'll eventually meet the parking lot.  No explanation as to why this isn't still happening, yet.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd61yYgw_ZU
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The trail to the closest mountain to the volcano is close to being cutoff by the lava that is flowing, and so it will be harder to get as close to it as before, although it has gotten so large that it can still be viewed well from a mountain side further back ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5HTHBNdMo0
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With Path A to the volcano closed as it gets closer to the volcano due to lava flow expecting to wipe out access at that point, some rugged hiking on Path B to view the volcano ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1fDODL4ljY
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Re: Volcanos Currently Erupting ... in Iceland it is ever evolving ...
« Reply #69 on: June 01, 2021, 08:20:29 PM »
Here is a quick video taken from an airplane showing the extent of the lava flow and a good picture of lava in the crater ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tt7i9a1B88
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Western Wall & Path to Closest View Area Overrun ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDLp-_QtE24

... and shortely after the overflow ... the rapid speed of the lava can be seen as the photographer appears to get ill ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiPNFaYrmTM
« Last Edit: June 06, 2021, 01:34:05 AM by GamesPoet »
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Video taken from the southerly end of lowest valley where lava is flowing towards the ocean ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55umtEYc3KA

... it is interesting to see how the lava is now shaping the sides of this valley as it takes a more southerly route down the steep side, and then along the edge of the valley slowing changing its structure and shape.

This is geology in motion starting with the original earthquake below the surface, which in turn opened up a crack/path for the magma to rise to the surface, creating the initial craters and flows, and then now with only one large crater the  magma continues to flow out over the surface of the earth and towards the ocean where it will change the shape of the land there as well.
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Re: Volcanos Currently: Iceland Lava Flow Switches To Going East ...
« Reply #72 on: June 13, 2021, 05:24:04 AM »
The flow of lava in Iceland has stopped going towards the row for the time being, and instead it has been flowing east into a different valley ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUIdcWwoZOY
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Re: Volcanos Currently: Iceland Lava Flow Makes New Route South ...
« Reply #73 on: June 14, 2021, 11:33:00 AM »
The lava flow has created a new path south into the lower valley near where it's been making a route to the road before reaching the ocean, and the new route is seen making the connection at about m1 minute and 50 seconds into this video ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxyfVjwHzHs
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Re: Volcanos Currently: In Iceland New Route Brings More Lava ...
« Reply #74 on: June 15, 2021, 06:01:34 PM »
New route brings more lava to the lower valley ...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud407WJ7flg
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